Laini Taylor’s sequel to the highly praised Daughter of Smoke and Bone is the genre-straddling, Gothic- urban fantasy, Days of Blood & Starlight (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99). Set in ghostly, romantic Prague, a 17-year old art student is caught up in a brutal otherworldly war. “ . . . Taylor’s writing is as sumptuous as poetry, and the story overflows with dark and delightful magic . . .”—Amazon Best Books of the Month, September 2011. Taylor is the author of the National Book Award finalist Lips Touch, as well as the novels Blackbringer and Silksinger.